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Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Advanced Placement Program (AP)

Administered by the College Entrance Examination Board, this program allows high school students to take examinations for credit at the college level. High school counselors will assist students with testing arrangements. The following is a list of AP examinations for which OU awards credit, and the credit awarded for various scores received. Effective July 1, 2021, House Bill 2750 states institutions of higher education within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education shall not require an Advanced Placement Exam score higher than 3 to award credit. Scores of 1 and 2 are not acceptable for credit. The courses listed in the various test-score columns are OU courses, and the last digit of the four-digit number indicates the number of semester hours earned when a student is awarded credit for the course. 

For questions concerning AP services call (888) 225-5427 (toll free) or email apstudents@info.collegeboard.org.

TEST NAME SCORES 
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Art: History of Art

A HI 1113

A HI 1113

A HI 1113

Art: Art and Design

3 hrs ART Elective

3 hrs ART Elective

3 hrs ART Elective

Biology

BIOL 1013

BIOL 1124

BIOL 1124

Capstone-Research3 hrs UNIV 19993 hrs UNIV 19993 hrs UNIV 9999
Capstone-Seminar3 hrs UNIV 19993 hrs UNIV 19993 hrs UNIV 1999

Chemistry

CHEM 1315

CHEM 1315, 1415

CHEM 1315, 1415

Chinese Lang. & Cult.

CHIN 1225

CHIN 2113

CHIN 2223

Computer Science A

C S 1323

C S 1323

C S 1323

Computer Science PrinciplesC S 1303C S 1303C S 1303

Economics — Macro

ECON 1113

ECON 1113

ECON 1113

Economics — Micro

ECON 1123

ECON 1123

ECON 1123

English Lang. & Comp.

ENGL 1113

ENGL 1113

ENGL 1113, 1213

English Lit. & Comp.

ENGL 1113

ENGL 1113

ENGL 1113, 1213

Environmental Science

CEES 1112 or GEOL 1013

CEES 1112 or GEOL 1013

CEES 1112 or GEOL 1013

European History

HIST 1223, 1233

HIST 1223, 1233

HIST 1223, 1233

French Language

FR 1115

FR 1115, 1225

FR 1115, 1225, 2113

German

GERM 1115

GERM 1115, 1225

GERM 1115, 1225, 2113

Govt & Politics: Comparative

P SC 2603

P SC 2603

P SC 2603

Govt & Politics: United States

P SC 1113

P SC 1113

P SC 1113

Human Geography

GEOG 1103

GEOG 1103

GEOG 1103

Italian Lang. & Cult.

ITAL 1225

ITAL 2113

ITAL 2223

Japanese Lang. & Cult.

JAPN 1225

JAPN 2113

JAPN 2223

Latin Literature

LAT 2113

LAT 2213

LAT 2113, 2213

Math — Calculus AB

MATH 1823

MATH 1914

MATH 1914

Math — Calculus BC

MATH 1914

MATH 1823, 2423

MATH 1914, 2924

Music Theory: Aural (subscore)

MUTH 1612

MUTH 1612

MUTH 1612, 1622

Music Theory: Non-Aural (subscore)

MUTH 1512

 MUTH 1512MUTH 1512, 1522
Physics 1PHYS 1114PHYS 2414PHYS 2414
Physics 2PHYS 1114PHYS 2424PHYS 2424

Physics C: Mechanics

PHYS 1114

PHYS 2514

PHYS 2514

Physics C: Elec & Mag

PHYS 1114

PHYS 2524

PHYS 2524

Psychology

PSY 1113

PSY 1113

PSY 1113

Spanish Language

SPAN 1115, 1225, 2113

SPAN 1115, 1225, 2113, 2223SPAN 1115, 1225, 2113, 2223, 3073

Spanish Literature

SPAN 2113

SPAN 2113

SPAN 2113

Statistics

PSY 2003

PSY 2003

ECON 2843

U.S. History

HIST 1483, 1493 

HIST 1483, 1493

HIST 1483, 1493

World History

HIST 1913

HIST 1913

HIST 1913

Will it transfer?

Courses that have an OU equivalent course number of 1999 (lower-division) or 3999 (upper-division) will transfer to the University and often can be applied toward a degree. In some cases, they may substitute for required courses; in others, they may transfer as elective credit. In some instances, these courses have been approved for general education credit, which is indicated in the “Gen. Ed.” column in search results. Many majors require specific courses in the general education core areas. Please refer to the OU Course Catalog for major-specific requirements. How each course will apply toward an OU degree will be determined by the degree-recommending college within the University. Additionally, courses that carry fewer semester hours than their OU counterpart will generally substitute for the indicated OU courses, but students must make up the difference in credit hours before graduation.

If a lower-division course is equivalent to an upper-division OU course, it will substitute for the specified course. However, additional upper-division hours may be required for graduation.

Transfer courses with letters after the course number have multiple titles with varying equivalencies. To ensure the correct equivalent, check for corresponding course titles.

After admission

Once you have been admitted to OU, the Office of the Registrar does a complete evaluation of your transfer credit. If you are admitted with a semester in progress, you will need to provide the Office of Admissions & Recruitment with an official transcript showing your final courses and grades, and they will be added to your transfer credit evaluation. You will be assigned an academic advisor who will work with you to determine how your transfer work will apply toward your OU degree and assist you in planning a schedule of classes for your first semester at OU.

Need help?

If you have any questions or a course is not listed for your institution, contact the Office of the Registrar - Transcript Evaluation, 1000 Asp Ave., Room 330, Norman, OK 73019-4076 or by phone at (405) 325-5952 or email at te@ou.edu.

If you are an applicant interested in transferring to one of the undergraduate programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City, please contact the OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records at 405-271-2359.

Transfer of prior learning assessment/advanced standing credit

Advanced standing credit posted on transcripts from institutions in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education will transfer to the University subject to the same conditions as resident credit from these campuses.

Advanced standing credit posted on transcripts from all other institutions will be accepted by the University as long as the credit was earned through one of the advanced standing mechanisms mentioned in this brochure. The dean of the college in which a student will earn a degree will determine how this credit applies toward the degree.

Current OU students taking classes at other schools

While the class is in progress, submit a class schedule from the other institution to the OU Office of Admissions so the class will be recognized for OU enrollment.

University of Oklahoma
Office of Admissions & Recruitment
1000 Asp Ave, Room 127
Norman OK  73019-4076

Once the class is completed, submit an official transcript showing the final grade to the OU Office of Admissions & Recruitment so the credit can be incorporated into your OU transfer record.